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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by IgneousPrime, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. IgneousPrime

    IgneousPrime Thread Starter

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    Hiya.

    I have a weird problem going on. I install something,and when I get tired of it,I just uninstall it. But when I remove the folder from my C:\ drive and fully uninstall the program,it still takes up the same space as if it were installed! For example,I have 81% left on my hard drive. I install something and it goes down to like 79%. I install the program and remove the folder and registry stuff but it's STILL 79%. Can anyone help in fixing this? Thanx in advance

    ~IgneousPrime~
     
  2. John Sparkman

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    Have you tried doing a disk defrag.

    I'm not sure how much help this will be, but it will bring your post back to the top.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    How large is the hard drive?
     
  4. IgneousPrime

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    I defrag a million times,but thanks for the suggestion. And I have a 40 gig Hard drive.
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Then I guess I don't understand the problem...you have a 40 gig drive, you uninstall a program that may be how big.....say 4 or 5 megs? maybe a bit more? a bit less? and it goes from 81 percent to 79 percent?
     
  6. IgneousPrime

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    Yup. So when I uninstall it...it's still 79%. Weird o_O
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Nope, not at all.....try uninstalling 3 or 4 programs.....you may see it change a bit....go to my computer, right click on the hard drive, see what shows there for free space, then uninstall something....you will see the change there, the percent value is all relevant.....
     
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